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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> the president: we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and one people. president obama secures four more years in the white house. victories in crucial swing states put him well over-the-top in the electoral college. good morning i'm eric thomas. and i'm kristen sze president obama is waking up in chicago this morning after winning a second term. last night mr. obama appeared in front of thousands of celebrating democrats. he won most of the 12 key battle ground states, including the most critical, ohio. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard.
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while our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> president obama will return to the white house this afternoon. he has no public events planned for today. before he declared victory mitt romney conceded gracefully. he told his supporters he called the president to congratulate him. he said it was time to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the nation. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation another leader. ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> president obama says he looks forward to meeting with romney in the weeks ahead to discuss ways to move the country forward. florida is still too
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close call even without it, president obama dominated the must-have swing states. he also took the popular vet by a narrow margin. katie marzullo joins a look at that. >> reporter: this is how the popular vote breaks down. the numbers have fluctuated a little always hovered arm here, president obama with 51% of the popular vote and mitt romney with about 49%. -- this is interesting to see how close it was on the individual states, ohio look at ha, less than -- look at that, less than one percentage point. florida, again less than one percent between those two. california of course now you are go to see numbers like this, president obama with 54%. mitt romney 46%. a closer look at the state of
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cal cool -- at the state of california. california voted democrat, but what might surprise you are these huge chunks of red all people who voted for mitt romney within california. those red counties don't have the juice, don't have the population density as the blue counties on the coast which turned the state blue and give the win to president obama. coming up, we'll look at the u.s. house of representatives map show you the interesting races decided there overnight. let's take a look at capitol hill. the president will face the same divided congress next year. democrats retain control of the senate, republicans keep control of the house. democrats have 52 seats, republicans have 54. three senate races are
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undecided. 20 seats were a tossup, democrats needed 25 seats to gain control, no change in leadership there. >> governor brown's proposal to raise taxes to rescue schools was the big issue. the margin to approve it grew. prop 30 leading by six point margin most votes counted. consumers and high income earner will pay more in taxes. prop 38 would have increased taxes on the middle class to help fun education was soundly defeated. amy hollyfield joins us live with more. >> reporter: shopping is why a lot of people come to emeryville when you shop is when you are going to feel the affects of prop 30, a quarter cent sales tax increase to fund prop 30 the wealthy
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californians will pay for the rest of prop 30 their income tax will go up between one and three percent. supporters of prop 30 were thrilled when they got word the measure was leading. this morning it was officially called that prop 30 had received support at the ballot box. governor brown staked his term as governor on this measure he pushed it hard, telling people there would be billions in cuts at the schools, if it failed. >> here we are, we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state said let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools. >> reporter: i just go off the phone with one of the lead opponents he said he's disappointed and predicts that voters will be surprised at the cost of this measure.
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he did concede the governor did a good job of drumming up support. this measure was sometimes up in the polls, sometimes it was down. no one knew how this was going to go. this morning you can bet governor brown is breathing a huge sigh of relief. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> quick update, ap has called prop 30 passed. two more propositions, prop 34 the only one still not call it would replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole, it is trailing now. no 53%, yes 47%. now voters rejected prop 32 it would ban unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns yes 40 five%, no 55%. upset in the east bay's
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15th congressional district where congressman stark has been ousted. stark has been in congress for four decades he's 80-years-old and key architect of president obama's health care reform act. two democrats appeared on the ballot because of the top two rule. in the 9th district,dg2$v democt mcinnerney -- [ unintelligible ] a local measure that got national attention richmond voters rejected tax on sodas and sugary drinks that would have funded school programs.
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city leaders are divided on the measure. >> tax on economically suppressed people, i've never been for this tax. >> we've run an education campaign the community is having a debate on this and that is wonderful. >> penny per ounce soda tax would have added 12 cents to every can of soda,. soft drink companies spent 2 1/2 million dollars to defeat it. palo alto voters say no to measure c which allows three medical marijuana dispensaries and creates 4% tax. palo alto has banned dispensaries since 1987. [ unintelligible ] berkeley voters have approved
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a measure that targets panhandlers. measure s you see -- san jose voters are saying no to measure e which would allow more card tables for the city's two casinos. in berkeley the incumbent bates winning. >> we'll have up to the minute results throughout the morning. you can get real-time results at abc7news.com. we are sending out latest results on twitter. while the numbers are swarming in your head let's put temperature numbers in there too. >> i see a trend there, things going down i am >> much cooler that's the --
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big story, wednesday time of change. doppler showing dry air but there's moisture trapped at lower levels we talked about that cloud that would come in, some of the fog, visibility quarter mile santa rosa, a mile half moon bay, anywhere before the surface in the hills around the bay you going to be in thick fog so be careful during the more commute here's a look at the cold front influencing our weather by pushing the sea breeze back into our neighborhoods, coldest air behind in front that is coming in tonight. today the sea breeze kicks in, that's why temperatures are going to be cooler than they were yesterday where we topped out in the 80s in some areas today we'll be lucky to top out in the 70s. tomorrow cooler, mainly in the 50s to low 60s, showers developing, thunder possible friday coolest day with saturday as most of us will be in the 50s.
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fog will impact your commute. it is very thick in certain spots, especially coming over the waldo towards the coast. skyway in san francisco, the last couple of minutes the fog has settled here coming off the bay bridge at harrison street exit, light traffic, but you can see the fog. golden gate bridge southbound there roadwork and fog on the span as well. roadwork has you down to one lane in the southbound direction, northern portion of the span due to be picked up by 5:30. san francisco other roadwork northbound 280 ramp to southbound 101 shutdown until 5:00 this morning cortamadera northbound 101 past village towards paradise drive slow due to roadwork. eastbound 4 closed at loveridge for roadwork detour in place until 5:30 this morning. we have a lot more election result as head, including the labeling of
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coming off the bay bridge in san francisco foggy this is going to be your commute for most of us the cooler, damp air mass rolling in. possibility of showers, thunderstorms coming up in the forecast. >> voters across the state said no to prop 37. that would have required manufacturers to label foods made with genetically engineered ingredients with
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77% of the precincts reporting, prop 37 is no. 54%, that's overwhelming for that. yes getting 46%. opponents said prop 37 would have made groceries more expensive and would have created red tape for farmers. supporters maintain it is a basic right to no. >> the campaign was boiled down do you have a right to know what is in your food? >> it is about families paying more at the stores, the state paying more money to regulate this up to a million dollars a year. we've said from the beginning, voters need to look into the details of prop 37. >> even though the measure failed supporters say they ran an educational campaign. the opposition including food and chemical companies spent 46 million dollars to fight --
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defeat prop 37. >> in san francisco -- >> a lot more election results including an issue that hits home in the bay area. voters in four states decide whether to allow same-sex marriage. first more local election results. get real-time results any time at our website, abc7news.com. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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welcome back. 9 to 14° cooler than yesterday this is where we should be for early november near 60 along the coast mid to upper 60s around the bay upper 60s to mid 70s inland. looks quiet on doppler the last three hours showing the rain in oregon. sierra, all is quiet today that will change tomorrow. 71 in l.a. and san diego. starting 10:00 tomorrow up to a foot of snow above 7,000 feet, snow level will drop to 3,000 feet by friday. >> it was a huge night for supporters of same-sex
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marriage after results from four states. minnesota voters said no to a ban on same-sex marriage. majority 52% rejecting it. maine, maryland and washington all approved measures allowing same-sex marriage. they are the first states to do so by popular vote washington's vote was close. -- >> reporter: after months of waiting, answers have come. second term for the president. legalized paar and possibility for same-sex marriage -- [ unintelligible ] festive mood the whole night for the president's reelection. >> we are very excited here on capitol hill to see the very good news on 74.
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i'm cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: smiles were tough to stop. >> we won. >> reporter: many thought the race was over when returns came back negative first it isn't over yet more ballots need to be counted the lead isn't safe. the campaign didn't have as deep pockets but fought strong there is a path to victory for them. >> regardless we have fought for what is good, true and beautiful. and i hope you feel good about that. >> reporter: with much [ inaudible ] he mentioned voters passed rerecent dumbs legalizing marijuana for recreational use. colorado and washington the first states to legalize
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recreational marijuana. similar ballot issue pew in oregon did not pass in massachusetts voters approved legislation to allow marijuana for medicinal purposes. the drug is still banned under federal law. it is going to be interesting to see how that works out. feds have been raiding dispensaries here in california. did you see it driving in? >> no, because there was fog out there once again we look down, traffic moving west with tail lights. you can see that is definitely foggy. let's take a look at live doppler. may get into a little mit as some of the fog is thicker in some spots than others. just to let you know, better
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chance we'll be using the windshield wipers tomorrow and definitely friday. 49 in livermore, antioch 58 along with san jose, everybody mainly in the 50s. monterey bay low to mid 50s around the bay inland 48 gilroy, 57 in salinas. temperatures 9 to 14° cooler than yesterday. upper 60s to low 70s south bay. no more record high temperatures. up the peninsula start in upper 60s drop to mid 60s by the time you get to san mateo and millbrae. upper 50s to near 60 coast. mid 60s downtown south san francisco towards sausalito, upper 60s north bay valleys, east bay shore temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. upper 60s to mid 70s around the bay east bay valleys
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monterey bay low to upper 60s and mainly low to mid 70s inland. a lot of cloud cover. increasing sunshine this afternoon as low clouds start to lift replaced by high clouds during the afternoon. as we head towards tonight partly cloudy and much cooler temperatures in the 40s to low 50s. here's what is happening, cold front still marching towards us, still holding on to this modified arctic air mass cool for this time of year thursday morning all quiet tomorrow morning rain starts to roll into the north bay during the morning hours, cold front pushes that rain through the heart of the bay during the lunch hour out of the south bay by the time we get to the evening hours, scattered showers behind it even thunderstorms possible friday morning you may get woken up by the sounds of thunder even the possibility of small hail hitting your roof. another 10 to 15° cooler by
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friday, saturday increasing sunshine, much drier sunday, monday, tuesday still a threat of frost over the weekend. a little bouncey, breezy outside the news is no fog and you will have a clear ride and light traffic conditions. bay bridge first look at toll plaza light no metering lights no problems into san francisco looking good. san rafael southbound 101 tail lights past civic center towards lincoln, no problem there is. roadwork northbound getting ready to pick up that roadwork on golden gate . drive out of the central valley looking good. in san francisco broadway tunnel closed for cleaning until 6:00 each morning until the 16th of the month.
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three marin county daycare workers under arrest for the death of a baby in their care are scheduled to appear in court this morning. the magic place infant and toddler daycare center remains closed. the woman who owns the business two of her staff were arrested after a four-month-old baby boy died two weeks ago. the three face charges of involuntary manslaughter women >> he died of asphyxia, suffocation due to his external airway blocked by bedding. it wasn't sids, he wasn't ill. it was caused by suffocation. >> an investigation by the state con clauded that the staff -- concluded the staff found baby at 3 p.m. and failed to call an ambulance for 25 minutes. the report says miss gill told the staff to tell police she had found the baby, not them. fresno police trying to determine a motive for a mass
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shooting at a chicken processing plant an employee killed two and shot two others before taking his own life. the gunman may have targeted more victims but ran out of bullets, he used the last one to take his own life. >> more election results coming up. celebrate something over. now president obama gets to work planning his second term. we are live in chicago for the latest on his election victory. in san jose voters decide the fate of a controversial measure over the city's minimum wage. we'll have a live report. ♪
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